Allied Organizations


This document compiles a list of allied accessibility/disability organizations relating to the Archives, Library, Museum, History, and related fields. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement by either the A&D Section or the SAA.


American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Working Group

American Historical Association (AHA), Task Force on Disability (2008-2011), Final Report (2011)

American Library Association (ALA)

Digital Library Federation, Digital Accessibility Working Group

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Museum Access Consortium

Society of American Archivists, Archives Management-Records Management Joint Working Group on Accessibility (2008-2009, no longer active)


Art-Reach — provides programming and guidance on making arts and cultural heritage accessible. (Philadelphia based)

Deaf Academics

The Disability History Association

Royal National Institute of Blind People — provides guidance on making media accessibility for people who are blind or have sight loss. (London based)